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Top IT Certifications To Jump-Start Your Job
Tony Kontzer,
Working in IT infrastructure means a whole lot more than hardware these days. Boost your career with these hot certifications on virtualization, cloud, security, and more.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Welcome To The New Network Computing
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Find out why Network Computing is the place where IT infrastructure professionals gather to interact, share, and connect with their peers.
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All-Flash Arrays: The VDI Solution?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The huge performance provided by all-flash arrays is a boon for virtual desktop infrastructure, but don't be fooled by unrealistic calculations.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Converged Infrastructure: 3 Considerations
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
If you're looking at a converged platform as a way to increase data center efficiency, here are three factors to keep in mind.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Is RAID Fading Into The Sunset?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
With the arrival of faster networks and SSDs, RAID can no longer keep up. Data protection alternatives such as replication and erasure codes are gaining traction.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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NVMe Poised To Revolutionize Solid-State Storage
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Move over SAS and SATA. A new standard ramps up SSD performance with a radical new approach to storage I/O handling.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
Network Computing,
The Best of Interop Awards recognize innovative hardware and software that represent technological advancement in a specific category. The Interop judging team poured through 129 submissions in nine categories, including networking, mobility, and security. This year we chose to mix this up a little by creating a separate storage category and adding a whole new SDN category. Awards were also presented for Grand Award winner, Best Startup, and Audience Choice. See who took home the prize this year
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Best Of Interop 2014 Winners Unveiled
Network Computing, News
The Best of Interop award recognizes innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
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The Software-Defined Data Center: Potential Game Changer
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
The SDDC is poised to bring revolutionary changes by providing flexibility to data center storage, switching, security and other infrastructure components.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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World Backup Day Spotlights Often-Neglected Task
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Backup remains a chore that many companies don't do well, leading to data loss.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Why The Next-Generation Data Center Needs To Be Agnostic
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
In order to handle the growing traffic deluge, data centers need to leverage open infrastructure, software-defined technologies, and automation.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Cloud Backup Services: Key Considerations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The cloud approach has made backup easier in some ways, but also raises questions.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Understanding VMware VAAI Offloads And Unloads
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
In the short time that VAAI has allowed storage administrators to offload tasks from servers to storage arrays in virtualized data centers, the functionality has evolved to produce arrays that eliminate most I/O.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Separating Storage Startups From Upstarts
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Some new storage vendors stand out from other startups by being successful with not only with their technology, but in selling product. IT buyers shouldn't discount them.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Big Data Means Big Pipes
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
LAN and storage performance will need to improve in order to keep up with the growth of big data analytics.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime
Frank Ohlhorst, Commentary
IT managers must factor in potential cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.
By Frank Ohlhorst ,
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Server SANs And Healthy Paranoia
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Server SANs such as VMware VSAN are designed for virtualization administrators, but are these new storage buyers paranoid enough to be entrusted with storage management?
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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How Virtualization Can Simplify Your BYOD Strategy
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM TechnologiesCommentary
Virtualization technologies can help enterprise IT teams support the new user-centric model created by IT consumerization.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies,
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Will Microservers Put Blade Servers Out To Pasture?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
The blade server market is under pressure with the rise of microservers, which are becoming more powerful.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Hybrid DIMMs And The Quest For Speed
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
SanDisk's UltraDIMM technology and Viking's ArxCis meld flash with DRAM for super-fast performance and could prove game changers for the storage industry.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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